Right price isn’t easy

Royal Bank of Canada’s recent €2bn seven year covered bond came in for criticism because its final spread of 16bp was deemed too far away from the initial price thoughts that are supposed to help investors make a decision on the relative value of a trade. If they commit to buy with an indication of interest, issuers should have the decency to make sure that the final spread comes reasonably close to the starting point.

  • By Dariush Hessami
  • 02 Aug 2013
But it’s not always easy to figure out how much demand a new issue will generate, or where the right spread should be — particularly for new types of risk, which this was. RBC’s final spread was off the mark because it didn’t bother with a roadshow, unlike ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 Citi 22,118.13 61 9.00%
2 Barclays 20,987.41 55 8.54%
3 JPMorgan 17,406.75 53 7.08%
4 HSBC 16,333.52 48 6.64%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,454.74 49 6.29%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 BNP Paribas 43,328.12 198 6.63%
2 JPMorgan 42,145.56 84 6.45%
3 HSBC 38,419.93 154 5.88%
4 UniCredit 37,616.85 180 5.75%
5 ING 30,163.46 163 4.61%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 Emirates NBD PJSC 408.38 1 31.73%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 166.67 1 12.95%
2 JPMorgan 166.67 1 12.95%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 166.67 1 12.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 59.80 1 4.65%